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Nipple Reduction Cost


How Much Does Nipple Reduction Cost?

 
 average costBoth Sides: $1,000-$2,000 
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Nipple reduction is a relatively simple procedure to correct enlarged nipples, which can be a lifelong issue or can develop as a result of breastfeeding or for other reasons.

Typical costs:

  • Nipple reduction typically costs between $1,000 and $2,000 for both sides. For example, DC Breast[1] , in the Washington, D.C. area, charges $1,500. And Bitar Cosmetic Surgery Institute[2] in Virginia charges $900 for one nipple or $1,500 for both.
  • Nipple reduction usually is considered cosmetic, so it typically is not covered by health insurance.
Related articles: Breast Reduction, Breast Lift, Breast Augmentation

What should be included:
  • The patient is given local anesthesia, then the surgeon makes a few tiny incisions in the nipple and removes excess tissue, reducing either the diameter or projection of the nipple, or both. The surgeon then closes the incision with dissolvable sutures. The outpatient surgery typically takes an hour, at the most, and the patient can resume exercise in a few days.
  • Marina Plastic Surgery Associates[3] offers an overview of nipple reduction.
Discounts:
  • Most plastic surgeons offer discounts on multiple procedures.
Shopping for nipple reduction:
  • Tip: Make sure the doctor is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and has privileges at an accredited hospital, even if the surgery is not taking place there. Both the American Society of Plastic Surgeons[4] and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery[5] offer referral services. Also ask how much experience the surgeon has performing nipple reductions, and look at before-and-after photographs of previous patients.
  • Risks of nipple reduction include bleeding, swelling, infection, scarring, asymmetry and dissatisfaction with results. Also, nipple reduction might interfere with future ability to breastfeed, so it might not be recommended for women who plan to do so.
Material on this page is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. Always consult your physician or pharmacist regarding medications or medical procedures.
 
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External Resources:
  1.  www.dcbreast.com/fees/index.html
  2.  www.bitarinstitute.com/surgical-pricing/
  3.  www.nipplerepair.com/nipple-faq.cfm
  4.  www1.plasticsurgery.org/find_a_surgeon/
  5.  www.surgery.org/consumers/find-a-plastic-surgeon
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